Your garb is what you are wearing — your clothing. You may choose the garb of an auto mechanic, even though you don’t know the difference between a carburetor and a catalytic converter, just because you like the look.

Within your closet, you probably have the garb of a student — casual clothes that are just right for school — along with the more formal garb you are expected to wear for holidays at your grandmother's house or when giving a speech. When you usually see your buddy, the Marine, in his military garb, it might catch you by surprise when you see him flopped on his couch in the garb of a lazy lounger.

Definitions of garb

n clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion

attire, dress
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ao dai
the traditional dress of Vietnamese women consisting of a tunic with long sleeves and panels front and back; the tunic is worn over trousers
the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class
unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
ecclesiastical attire, ecclesiastical robe
attire that is appropriate to wear in a church
elaborate or showy attire and accessories
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear
attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
a distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
habit, riding habit
attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
false hair, hairpiece, postiche
a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
morning dress
formal attire for men during the daytime
getup, outfit, rig, turnout
a set of clothing (with accessories)
activewear, athletic wear, sportswear
attire worn for sport or for casual wear
academic costume
a costume worn on formal occasions by the faculty or students of a university or college
a wig that gives the appearance of an Afro hairdo
a suit or dress for formal occasions
an attractive outfit
dinner dress, dinner gown, evening gown, formal
a gown for evening wear
black tie, dinner jacket, tux, tuxedo
semiformal evening dress for men
dress suit, full dress, tail coat, tailcoat, tails, white tie, white tie and tails
formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
a coordinated outfit (set of clothing)
fancy dress, masquerade, masquerade costume
a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
a habit worn by clerics
gym suit
clothes prescribed for wear while participating in gymnastic exercise
a covering to disguise or conceal the face
monastic habit
a long loose habit worn by monks in a monastery
nun's habit
a long loose habit worn by nuns in a convent
a sports outfit for women or children; usually consists of shorts and a blouse
a person's costume (especially if bizarre)
running suit
a matching jacket and pants worn by joggers and made of fabric that absorbs perspiration
Sunday best, Sunday clothes
the best attire you have which is worn to church on Sunday
hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
toupe, toupee
a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness
the personal outfit of a bride; clothes and accessories and linens
hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
Type of:
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

v provide with clothes or put clothes on

apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
dress, get dressed
put on clothes
discase, disrobe, peel, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
get undressed
disinvest, divest, strip, undress
remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
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prim, prim out, prim up
dress primly
cover, wrap up
clothe, as if for protection from the elements
put a jacket on
put a frock on
put a shirt on
put a habit on
provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress
dress too warmly
dress without sufficient warmth
dress with a corset
furnish with shoes
cover or provide with a coat
costume, dress up
dress in a costume
robe, vest
clothe formally; especially in ecclesiastical robes
dress in a gown
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change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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